I love this landscape: the big sky, the cloud formations, the ability to quickly tell which way is North (no dang trees in the way), the dry air, the architecture, the dust, the afternoon monsoons.
We went on a hike into the Rio Grande gorge the other day. While the sign called it a "moderate" hike, we found it quite challenging to climb up almost a mile at 7000 ft above sea level! Our little lungs were challenged!
But we all did it, and felt so accomplished afterwards.
As you look at these pictures, try to imagine the smell of sun-dried pine needles. That is one of the smells of home to me.
|This is where the Red River and the Rio Grande join.|
|The desert girl finds water! Not such a big deal in New England, but such a luxury in the desert.|
|This spring runs down to the Rio Grande.|
|A little meditation in the middle of the water fall.|